Oscar family query cop evidence

The family of Oscar Pistorius have said they find the contradictions in the investigating officer's evidence to the Paralympian's bail hearing "extremely concerning." Pistorius denies murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Pistorius lawyers fight to keep him out of prison

Lawyers acting for Oscar Pistorius will step up their fight to keep him out of prison this morning as his bail hearing continues.

Yesterday, on the first day of the hearing, the court heard the Paralympian claim he shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he thought she was a robber.

Oscar Pistorius in court on Tuesday Credit: Reuters

On Tuesday the chances of Pistorius being given bail seemed slimmer when Magistrate Desmond Nair ruled the case a schedule six offence - meaning premeditated murder.

It means his lawyers now have to prove "exceptional circumstances" to have any chance of him being bailed until he goes on trial.

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